NZ Certificate in Electrotechnology (Level 3)


MIT has partnered up with E-tec to bring you this dynamic course to kickstart your career in electrotechnology. 

The programme will prepare you for the hands-on tasks you’ll be working on in the industry including installing and maintaining electronic appliances and communication systems. 

Even if you have already begun your career in the industry, E-tec has state-of-the-art facilities and expert tutors to provide you with the hands-on experience you need.


*Note prices are inclusive of GST and are subject to change without notice. International student fees will differ, please contact us for more information.  


What you'll learn

First Year

  • Electromechanical engineering principles
  • Electrical principles in an electrotechnology/telecommunications environment
  • Principled and applications of specialist equipment used in electronic repairs
  • Principles and concepts of extra low and low voltage customer premise systems
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Diagnosis and fault finding
  • Workplace safety


Second Year

The programme becomes more specialised in your second year of training, where you can choose strands in:

  • Installation – Install and maintain networks and systems
  • Service – Service and repair diverse range of end-user appliances, goods and/or equipment at a non-complex level. This strand also makes you eligible to be registered and licensed as an Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (endorsed to disconnect and connect) (EAS endorsed).

Entry Requirements

Applicants need:


NCEA Level 1

  • 10 credits in Mathematics; and
  • 10 credits in English; and
  • 14 credits in General Science or Physics

OR equivalent qualifications or experience


Other requirements

Applicants must be physically capable of completing the practical aspects of the programme. You should be able to work effectively, efficiently and safely in a trade workshop/work site, at height or in confined spaces.


Provisional Entry

Students aged 20 years and older who do not hold the minimum entry requirements will be eligible for enrolment where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who are under the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Director/Head of School.


*Drug and alcohol testing may be required in some sectors of this industry

Course dates and other information

Availability and Length: This course has flexible enrolment, you can start anytime, and can be completed in 9 months (full-time) or 12-18 months (part-time).

Campus location: This course is delivered under contract at E-tec’s East Tamaki campus.

For more information: Contact Carine Vaccari on or 022 568 6671

Enrolment: All enrolments are processed through E-tec on behalf of MIT. Please contact 0800 030 500 or

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Standard Pricing


95 NZQA credits